Some of the most challenging rock climbing in Colorado lies just north of Cañon City at the Shelf Road Climbing Area, where you’ll find hundreds of sport-climbing routes. Climbers come from all over the country to ascend cleverly named routes like Muscle Beach and Silverado.
First time scaling a limestone face? No problem. There are a wealth of knowledgable guides and outfitters in the area who will have you climbing like a pro in no time.